First of the Month New Netflix Addition Highlights (December 1st, 2018)

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‘The Big Lebowski’

It’s a new month which means a big list of new and returning titles hitting the service. Over 50 new titles were added to the Netflix catalog on December 1st. We take a look at a few of the highlights.

December is going to be a great month for streaming. While the first of December is a bit lighter on titles than we generally see, there are still some worthy watches in there. Just remember: newer titles aren’t always better titles.

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Many more additions are in store for you in December. To stay updated on additions throughout the month bookmark our What’s New page, updated daily.

Coming in December:

Christine (1983)

Based on the book by Stephen King and directed by John Carpenter, this thriller stars Keith Gordon (Remember him from every 80s movie? Back to School? The Legend of Billie Jean?) as an unpopular nerd who falls in love with and buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury. She’s a hunk of junk but he brings her back to life and names her Christine. Little does he know Christine has fallen for him, too, and will take revenge on anyone that wrongs him.

Friday (1995)

It’s Friday and Craig (Ice Cube) has just gotten fired for stealing cardboard boxes. (I would just like to say we once pulled a prank on someone and had the manager tell someone he was fired for stealing cardboard boxes and it was pretty fantastic. I highly suggest doing that to someone.) This film runs the gamut of any given event that could possibly happen in one day. It’s a must-watch classic.

Hellboy (2004)

Helmed by Guillermo del Toro, unlikely hero Hellboy was summoned from Hell to Earth as a baby by Nazi occultists. The Nazis were attempting to open a portal to a paranormal dimension in order to defeat the Allies but were only able to summon a baby demon. (Those Nazis are always starting trouble.) Sixty years later, Hellboy serves as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense where he protects America against dark forces.

Masterminds (2016)

Zach Galifianakis stars in this dark comedy about a bored armored truck driver stuck in the monotony of life. So when his work crush lures him into the heist of a lifetime he’s all in. What follows is a hairbrained, double-cross, on the lam good time of a movie. Oh, yeah. This actually happened. Yup. Based on a true story.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in this film about two mates not quite making it in life. But when their town is overrun with zombies, they must rise to the occasion and save the day. As someone not keen on zombie films, I have to say this is definitely a must watch. It’s a hilarious take on the genre.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

A classic mistaken identity film, Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. In true Coen Brothers style, shenanigans ensue and all is not always well. This movie has a stellar cast doing what the Coens do best: getting weird.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In this Disney classic, rebellious mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.

What are looking forward to watching this month? Let us know in the comments!

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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.